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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1dx Got it! Got it! Got it!
« on: June 27, 2012, 12:26:53 AM »
I hate to say it, bdunbar79, but your lens seems a little soft and you should do some AFMA. Also you're not OP and it isn't an 1Dx.

Also, I quickly snapped the shot after I put my flash on, with a 35mm at f/1.4 because I didn't care.  It's a joke.  Does that clear things up for you?  I'm sorry you're having a bad day.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1dx Got it! Got it! Got it!
« on: June 26, 2012, 11:48:45 PM »
I got the 5D Mark III and 600EX-RT.

And I can prove it: (with a crappy shot and very poor joke)


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EOS Bodies / Re: Good price for a used Canon 1V-HS?
« on: June 26, 2012, 10:55:54 PM »
I just tried to sell my 1v on eBay with both motor drives and 207 rolls exposed for $600.00 and it didn't sell! Had 8 watchers and 11 bids but none met my reserve of $600.00. I'll try again soon....just never know with eBay :)

Ted

You only shot 207 rolls of film AND nobody bought it?  Kids these days just don't know the value of a good film camera  :P

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Lenses / Re: Recommendations for vacation lenses and gear
« on: June 26, 2012, 10:54:21 PM »
canon 70-200mm great len  you will love it
Which version?

EITHER the 70-200 f/2.8L II IS (best) or the 70-200 f/4L IS (excellent)

I don't know your bugdet, but just from an objective standpoint, both of those lenses are truly excellent.  The 2.8 is much more expensive than the 4.

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Hmm good point, shouldn't we be comparing the 1DX to the D4 instead of the D800?

No!  NOOOOOOOOOO!  Don't you know that DxO compares EVERYTHING to the D800?

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Lenses / Re: Swap 16-35 f2.8 II for 24 f1.4 II on 5D3
« on: June 26, 2012, 10:34:20 PM »
Interesting.  Do you shoot at 24mm a lot? If you don't shoot at 24mm a whole lot, I'd suggest something that will surprise you.  With your current kit I'd personally buy the 24-105L zoom lens.  Then you can shoot wherever you want from 24 to 105mm whenever you want.  If you really want a wider angle prime though, the 24L is really good.

Yes, surprising recommendation. I might consider the 24-70 f2.8 II as it would effectively replace what the 16-35 provided on my 40D, but I really do not like the barrel extension on lenses like the 24-70 or the 24-105.

Note: I also had the EFS 10-22 with the 40D, enjoyed it for awhile, but then rarely used it in place if the 16-35 (too wide).

Ok, so that narrowed your choices down.  The 24-70L II barrel might be just as bad as the 24-105L.  If it is then you know you don't want that, so the 24L choice is the right one in that case.  If it's not it'll be hard to ignore its flexibility and IQ.  As an aside, I shoot landscape and indoors with the 24L and it is fantastic.  The 24-105L nor the 24-70L II will match it at 24mm in IQ, at any aperture.  It is relatively small and light as well.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II
« on: June 26, 2012, 09:59:15 PM »
No, no, the poll is serious!  The recent APS-H sensor remarks are the joke, excuse us who make fun and then people can't tell what's serious and what isn't  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II
« on: June 26, 2012, 09:41:52 PM »
Canon can't change the image sensor format of a new 7D from APS-C to APS-H or FF and still maintain the product title "7D". If anything the 7D name would be eliminated and a new name will be used.

Yes we know.  It was a joke.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: upgrade to a 7D?
« on: June 26, 2012, 09:09:26 PM »
Hi All,

I had been thinking about upgrading to a 5D mkIII from my 550D but it's a little out of my price range even body only.  So I figured I'd look at the 7D as a few of my colleagues have it and love it.  I can get it for £870 delivered body only, however just a couple of things from me pushing the "checkout" button on the site.

I do a lot of night time, night time HDR, panoramic photography and just wondered if the 7D would be up to the job for this.  I often do long exposures, in a few shots i've done 20-30 minute exposures on a beach at night and while the 550D was good it wasn't quite perfect, so I wouldn't want to upgrade and lose that performance i have currently.

The one area where I know it will help is my sports photography.  I shoot most sports, football, rugby, golf, motor racing, aqua sports (kite surfing, jet skiing, motor boat races)..So I'm 100% it will fulfill it's purpose on that front.

Was just wondering about the low light.  These are my 3 main lenses...

Sigma 10-20mm f3.5
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L
Canon EF 70-200mm F/4.0 L IS

Anyone using a 7D who maybe can advise?

I agree with the other posters.  One of my biggest regrets was selling my 7D.  Some days I wish I still had it.  Since you are shooting outdoor sports, it'll be great.  Overall, it is Canon's best APS-C sensor camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II
« on: June 26, 2012, 09:04:22 PM »
I still believe the 7D2 will be APS-H. 8)

Now THAT would be awesome  8)

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Lenses / Re: Swap 16-35 f2.8 II for 24 f1.4 II on 5D3
« on: June 26, 2012, 08:46:25 PM »
Interesting.  Do you shoot at 24mm a lot?  If you do, I do have the 24L lens myself and that is a really, really good lens.  It will produce better images at 24mm than the 16-35L at 24mm.  If you don't shoot at 24mm a whole lot, I'd suggest something that will surprise you.  With your current kit I'd personally buy the 24-105L zoom lens.  Then you can shoot wherever you want from 24 to 105mm whenever you want.  If you really want a wider angle prime though, the 24L is really good.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Good price for a used Canon 1V-HS?
« on: June 26, 2012, 06:36:05 PM »
$635 is not bad at all.  You can still buy them new at $1699, so $1k less is just fine.  Look for a seller who has low useage/low shutter count, and a return policy.   

Thanks so much @bdunbar79 & @tron for your assistance.  Is 182 rolls of film a lot for a 1V?  They want $500.00 for it, and it doesn't come with the PB-E2 Booster.  So it's not considered the HS.

Not sure you'd need the battery booster.  In film, you don't want to be shooting high burst rates, which the battery booster helps with here in this specific case.  $500 is a good deal and I don't believe 182 rolls is so much.  Even at 36 shot rolls, that's 6500 shutter actuations, and the camera is rated for 150,000.  Even if it breaks, Canon will still fix it.  The batteries it takes are fairly cheap.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The 5D Mark III & SD Memory Cards
« on: June 26, 2012, 02:03:48 PM »
Ever since it was released, the 5D3 appears to have received more criticism than praise. Canon in this case did make many people feel betrayed by cutting corners on a number of things, the SD card being one of them. This is not the first time they did this (remembering the AF on 5D2) and they will continue doing this. So are many other companies. Unless someone does it differently, by including all the best features on a second of the line product, we will have to accept the reality. I just hope Canon would not quickly abandon the 5D3 within a couple of years or so.

You can't please everyone, there will always be critics.  I don't know if I'd call it betrayed, what were people expecting?  You only can put so many features on a 2nd tier camera, you have to draw the line somewhere.  That's why there's the 1 series and the 5 series.

Betrayed - by putting the twin cards of the top of the range 1D4 in the 5DIII :o :o :o

Some people's expections are so unrealistic

Wait, all the 1DX owners will be betrayed too by the 5DIII stealing the AF system.  :o

Just link metering to the active AF point in the 5D Mark III and now you have a betrayal!

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my shots are underexposed with the lens cap on :o
Don't turn the LCD light on when you are taking pictures of your lens cap then  ;D

Just caught this!  +8 million!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Good price for a used Canon 1V-HS?
« on: June 26, 2012, 12:39:02 PM »
I've tossed this idea around many times myself.  $635 is not bad at all.  You can still buy them new at $1699, so $1k less is just fine.  Look for a seller who has low useage/low shutter count, and a return policy.  I'd pay $600-$900 for one depending on the condition, personally.  Should the shutter go bad, no big deal b/c Canon will still replace the assembly, although it will cost you.  I'd say go for it.  I probably will in the future myself, just to explore the film-era again.  I used to shoot film in the 90's and used Olympus equipment.  I wish I had bought the Canon EOS-3 in 1999 though. 

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